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How to determine the value of an hour of your time.

Let’s say that a regional orchestra—located an hour away— asks you to perform on one of their masterworks series. The pay for three rehearsals and a performance is $500. At face value, this seems great. $500 for ten hours of work is $50 an hour. However, when you account for travel, practice time, meals onContinue reading “How to determine the value of an hour of your time.”

7 tips for artists considering work in a traditional, 9-5 job.

On my way into work this morning, I stumbled upon this article, which provides great insight into ways employers can retain a highly engaged team working on a common goal for their organization or business. This type of mindset is important for artists to think about for those who are considering more traditional, 9-5 work.Continue reading “7 tips for artists considering work in a traditional, 9-5 job.”

8 steps artists can take to achieve their three year strategic plan.

Yesterday, I wrote about ways artists can create a three year strategic plan. Here are eight steps to take your ideas from planning to action. Set Incremental Goals—Take the strategy statement you created from the previous post and start to set some goals for how you will accomplish the work over the next three years. IContinue reading “8 steps artists can take to achieve their three year strategic plan.”

Career planning for twenty-somethings: Why a three year plan of action is the new ten.

What do you see yourself doing in five to ten years? That’s a big, important, overwhelming question. In my experience, five to ten years is too long of a runway to come up with a concrete plan of action. Think about all of the things you’ve done over the last five to ten years. You’veContinue reading “Career planning for twenty-somethings: Why a three year plan of action is the new ten.”